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People who have been newly diagnosed with heart challenges are told to lay off the cholesterol-laden sandwiches and steer clear of full-fat dairy items loaded with saturated fat. But new research shows this advice may be misguided. A decade-long study that reviewed cardiovascular disease research extending over more than 70 years found low magnesium levels contributed more to heart disease than did cholesterol or even saturated fat.
In fact, for many years research has shown magnesium deficiency to be strongly related to all aspects of heart disease, including arrhythmias, irregular heartbeats, angina, ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease and the risk factors for heart disease such as hypertension and high cholesterol.
Andrea Rosanoff, one of the magnesium’s most aggressive researchers, shares her findings from much of her research and brings much awareness about magnesium deficiency to the table. Her work shows that common risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, and metabolic syndrome are all associated with low nutritional magnesium status or low magnesium dietary intakes. Also that there are many peer-reviewed studies that show correcting or preventing a nutritional magnesium deficit can and will correct or prevent cardiovascular disease events, including death.
In addition to the work of researchers like Rosanoff and Dr. Mildren Selig, Dr. Carolyn Dean has contributed to the unmasking of magnesium deficiency as a common denominator in heart disease risk factors.
Dr. Dean has published a comprehensive list of the 65 conditions that may be indicators of magnesium deficiency in her new edition of The Magnesium Miracle, 2017 Edition – you can get that on Amazon.
One interesting caveat: very few allopathic doctors consider looking at magnesium as a treatment for heart disease. Dr. Dean believes that when you have one common denominator like magnesium, it’s necessary to pursue healthy dietary supplementation before using strong drugs with side effects.
To check your own magnesium levels, request a Magnesium RBC test from your family physician. Only 1% of the total body magnesium is in the blood, and therefore the serum magnesium test is not an accurate measure of magnesium in the whole body. By getting the Magnesium RBC test you’ll get a more accurate picture of your deficiency or sufficiency level.
If you have a magnesium deficiency then it’s best to modify the diet and include magnesium supplementation. Dr. Dean recommends magnesium supplementation for the simple reason smart dietary choices don’t necessarily lead to sufficient magnesium intake so supplementation is recommended. Of course, Dr. Dean also recommends her own formula, ReMag.*
The bottom line is getting adequate magnesium either through diet, supplements, or both can both prevent heart disease in most people and reverse heart disease risk factors. It’s what a body needs!
Tonight on our internet based radio show, we’ll be talking with Dr. Carolyn Dean about how to Correct and Prevent Nutritional Magnesium Deficiency along with a wide range of health topics and safe solutions. You will love hearing the beneficial interactions with our callers and hosts alike including the body/mind connection, identifying the ‘conflict’ in the ‘conflict basis’ of disease and much more!!